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These records include 952 plat maps created by various surveyors between 1892 and 1971. Oyster plats were made for submission with applications to purchase oyster land. Plats may include name of applicant(s), date, application number, and location of property.
To search these plats, locate the township and range of the area you are investigating (you can view a map of Washington townships and ranges here). Enter this into the keyword search box. For example, if searching for Township 18 North, Range 2 West, enter “18N 2W”. Plats are also searchable by last name of applicant (if named), or county.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Indexed by Valerie Wernet of Washington State Archives; digitized by Washington State Archives, Imaging and Preservation Services.
Preferred Citation: [Title of plat], [date], [creator if known], Department of Natural Resources, Oyster Claim Plats, 1892-1971,Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Department of Natural Resources, Oyster Commission Records, Oyster Plat Maps, 1870-1970, Washington State Archives.
For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, at (360) 586-1492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.